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Symptom Awareness Brings Early Detection of Asbestos Cancer

There is no early, widely accepted screening test for malignant pleural mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. But, an awareness of symptoms that often...

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The HPV Vaccine: Fact vs. Fiction

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that the number of girls and boys that have received the HPV vaccine are significantly lower than other common vaccines.

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What You Need to Know about Sun Exposure and Sun Protection

With skin cancer equaling 50% of all cancer cases in the U.S., it’s important to consider some facts and take precautions before heading outside this summer.

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Walter “Wolfman” Washington Believes in Miracles

Watch as Washington and his current outfit, The Roadmasters, take a new spin on an old classic, remaking Hot Chocolates's 1970s hit "You Sexy Thing" on stage at the historic...

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Longtime Football Coach Battles Bone Marrow Cancer

Mike Robertson, a revered high school assistant football coach, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. Watch his courageous battle off the gridiron.

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Flush Away Your Cancer Risk

When it comes to screening tests, colonoscopies probably win as "least favorite", but screening is essential in the prevention and treatment of this disease. Colorectal cancer is the second leading...

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Infant Recovers from Rare Cancer

In 2012, shortly after birth, Addison Englade was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer that affects mostly infants. Watch her dramatic road to recovery here.

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Ochsner’s Views on Tobacco Align with CVS Caremark Decision to Discontinue Tobacco Sales

On February 5, 2014, CVS Caremark announced that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS...

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